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Nissan GT1-spec R35 breaks cover

By Samantha Stevens, 09 Apr 2009 Features

Nissan GT1-spec R35 breaks cover

... and its beautiful.

Nissan's official entry into the FIA Championship is finally up to speed.

The GT1-spec R35, seen here testing in France, the Nissan/Nismo/Gigawave collaboration sees the twin-turbo six replaced with a naturally breathing, high-revving 5.6L V8 developing 448kW and 650Nm through the rear wheels only.

Race mods include a carbon triple plate clutch, short-throw six-speed manual shifter, six-piston calipers all round, carbon ceramic discs and smaller 18-inch forged wheels.

The GT-R will run four races this year, before a full-on program in 2010. It debuts at Silverstone on May 3.